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AETN Original Productions Win Mid-America Emmy Awards

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We're proud to announce that two original AETN productions received Emmy awards during the 2019 annual awards competition of the Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).

“A Final Run: The 1969-70 Carver Cobras,” a documentary short that looks back on the Carver Cobras’ record-setting 1970 basketball state championship win, received the Emmy for Sports - Program Feature/Segment.

Documentary short “Ain’t Dead Yet” tells the moving story of Iraq veteran Anthony Smith. After losing his arm in combat and his ability to walk, Smith finds renewed purpose in teaching martial arts in his small Arkansas hometown. The film received the Emmy for Military - News Single Story/Program Feature Segment.

“Storytelling is a vital part of what we do at AETN,” AETN Executive Director Courtney Pledger said. “These regional Emmy wins represent the network’s ability to tell Arkansas’s unique stories and tell them well.

“Congratulations to our talented, hard-working team.”

The NATAS Mid-America chapter, which includes television markets primarily in Arkansas, Illinois and Missouri, was chartered in 1962 and began honoring outstanding achievement in this region with local Emmy awards in 1976. The organization’s mission is to encourage excellence in the television community.

Congratulations to producers Tanisha Joe-Conway and Kevin Clark and the outstanding teams who helped create these pieces!